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The Australia’s Right to Know coalition of media organisations (including MEAA) submission to the Tasmanian Department of Justice Discussion Paper regarding section 194K of the Evidence Act 2001. Submitted 190510

“Section 194K prohibits the identification of victims of sexual offences, and any witness or intended witness in sexual offence proceedings other than the defendant, including when each of those persons is an adult at the time of publication and consents to being identified. We have researched these matters fully, and recommend amending section 194K of the Evidence Act 2001 to provide adult victims the right to consent to being identified if they if they wish, without requiring a court order. We also recommend that s 194K(1)(a)(iii) be repealed.”

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ARTK submission to Tasmania discussion paper on identification of sexual assault survivors - 190510

The Australia’s Right to Know coalition of media organisations (including MEAA) submission to the Tasmanian Department of Justice Discussion Paper regarding section 194K of the Evidence Act 2001.

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